Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
THOUGHTS: Finally typing up all those pumpkin beer reviews from the fall. This one was not all that great. Not awful, but not great. It did have a decent balance between beer and pumpkin pie. The base beer wasn’t that great, though. All a little boring for the style. I would have liked some wheat since was under the UFO brand.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a murky, medium, brownish orange with an average, off-white head that mostly diminished. The aroma contained light, light-colored bread; ginger and other pumpkin pie spices; fruity pumpkin and something a little musty. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and slightly sour; while the finish was moderately sweet and lightly bitter and sour with a fairly short duration. There was sweet and fruity pumpkin, ginger and other pumpkin pie spices, vegetal and lightly sour pumpkin, slight caramel malt and lots of yeast, The light to medium body was sort of oily and then a little dry with tingly carbonation and a dry and slightly metallic finish.
tekstr1der (181) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
As with many of this style, the pumpkin is lost in the abundance of spices. Pours pretty - a cloudy orange with think white skim on top. Aromas are predicable and pleasant - cinnamon, nutmeg and slight pumpkin. Flavors translate directly, with a nice sweetness mid-sip. Slightly over-carbonated.
HoppyScallywag (156) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A richer ale that starts off with a cinnamon and pumpkin taste and leaves the cinnamon lingering. Fades from the palate very quickly. It's an ok beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
geologyguy (1038) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong pumpkin spice smell...very good! Taste is potent and flavorful, bold and unforgiving....good
rjplumer (723) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Modest pumpkin spice aroma. Has a hazy cider colored body with a slim head. Pumpkin taste seems to have just enough and is not over sweetened. Has a crisp refreshing finish. Very well done.
TizzleJizzle (741) - Garland, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a slightly cloudy amber-orange with a thin white head that vanished after about 5 minutes. Taste of pumpkin, spice and cinnamon. Average carbonation, thin body. Meh.
3ebismyjam (6) - Hicksville, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent pumpkin beer. Not spicy or sweet. More an honor to the actual gourd.
jbruner (3043) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a cloudy golden orange from the can with thin ring of off-white head that leaves light lace. Aroma of spicy pumpkin bs, taste follows, exactly what you expect, but the yeast adds some bready qualities. Meh, another in the stable.
joecon (24) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a bottle. Seems very heavily spiced. Strong taste of cinnamon. I've had better and worse pumpkin ales. It's middle of the road.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
KyotoLefty (7996) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 4, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Nose is cinnamon and spice, coriander, orange, wheat. Maybe a bit of pumpkin. Glowing orange, cloudy, with lace. Effervescent. Sweet and fruity, orange peel and wheat, strange spice combination, witbier with pumpkin pie. Doesn’t work. Astringent finish.
BeerRenter76 (347) - Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Originally rated on 10/22/14. Light orange/copper body, with a white foamy head that leaves some fair lace. Aromas of cinnamon, and allspice, followed up with some sweet malts and pumpkin. Flavor starts with sweet malts followed by the familiar, but subdued pumpkin and spice flavors.It’s a medium flavored, easy drinking pumpkin beer thats not overly sweet or spiced.